Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. IDC is the most common form of breast cancer, representing 80 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses.
Optimal surgical treatment of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast
Understanding Your Pathology Report: Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
Adenocarcinoma refers to a type of cancer that begins in the glandular tissue cells that have a secretory function. Both the breast ducts and lobules contain a lot of glandular tissue. There are many glands that line the organs of the human body, thus adenocarcinomas can occur around the body too. For example, in the colon, lung cancer , prostate, esophagus or pancreas. The lobules produce breast milk.
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the breast: tumor characteristics and clinical outcome
A pathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing diseases. Pathologists look at tissue from the body that is removed during surgery or a biopsy. You will probably never meet the pathologist, but samples of your breast tissue and lymph nodes will be sent to them for review. Breast cancer pathology reports are one of the more complex pathology reports and can seem quite overwhelming at first. To help you better understand your report, let's break down each section by itself.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesity , a lack of physical exercise, alcoholism , hormone replacement therapy during menopause , ionizing radiation , an early age at first menstruation , having children late in life or not at all, older age, having a prior history of breast cancer, and a family history of breast cancer. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial. A Cochrane review found that it was unclear if mammographic screening does more harm than good, in that a large proportion of women who test positive turn out not to have the disease.